This week I have been collecting links to articles, news releases, and blog posts using the new curation functionality at ShareEdmonton. You can see my links here. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:
- Mayor Iveson blogged about the City’s relationship with the Province on Wednesday, saying that the Province treats cities “like children”. He says we’re long overdue for “a grown-up conversation” with the Province.
- No surprise here: Jim Prentice handily won the leadership race for Alberta’s PC Party. Plus, Dave takes a look at 20 years of Alberta by-elections.
- Calgary’s Joe Ceci and Edmonton’s Michael Phair collaborated to write a three-part series on municipal governance. Here’s part two, and here’s part three.
- The Katz Group is looking to buy a block of 103 Street in order to build an underground parking garage. The street would stay open to drivers most of the time, but could be closed for special events.
- The City and Leduc County met last week to discuss the proposed annexation. They agreed the meeting was “amicable” and will meet again at the end of October.
- Communities lose out when children are not present, says Alex Zabjek. Couldn’t agree more! Mixed use and a mix of people is the way to go.
- Here are the latest urbanism headlines from Spacing Edmonton!
- Classes for the next Planning Academy session start on September 23.
- Edmonton is now growing faster than Calgary. Which is only marginally interesting – both cities are growing incredibly quickly.
- Want to watch the Edmonton Oilers on TV this season? You’re going to need seven channels to do so.
- Seven University of Alberta faculty members were included in the 2014 Highly Cited Researchers list, compiled by Thomas Reuters.
- The City is recognizing the efforts of Capital City Clean Up volunteers. Nice work everyone!
- Should Edmonton cut back on less used bus routes and use those resources to create a network of high frequency routes instead? In a word, yes.
- Artist in residence Jennie Vegt has been capturing City Council and its work in a series of paintings on display at City Hall. A final exhibition will take place this winter.
- For more headlines, check out ShareEdmonton.
Jim Prentice wins the leadership of Alberta’s PC Party, photo by Dave
- The week kicks off with the latest Make Something Monday event at Startup Edmonton. This week’s theme is YEG Food.
- There’s still one opportunity to attend a Blatchford open house, on Tuesday evening at the Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites.
- On Wednesday, City Council will be discussing options for a Municipal Land Corporation, they’ll get an update on the City’s finances, and they’ll look at multi-year budgeting, among other things.
- The E-Town Festival is back, taking place on Thursday and Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre.
- Alberta Avenue comes alive on the weekend with the 2014 edition of the Kaleido Family Arts Festival!
- We hope to see you at Churchill Square on Friday night for our final What the Truck?! event of the year! You can see the menus here.
- The Eskimos host the Alouettes on Friday at Commonwealth Stadium.
- Hawkers Market moves to Latitude 53 on Saturday, with special guests The Nulls.
- The City is hosting another Big Bin Event this weekend, at the Southwest District Yard.
- For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.
Tour of Alberta 2014, photo by IQRemix